17 May 2013
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day launch for third edition of DStv Eutelsat Star Awards for African students
Johannesburg, Paris, 17 May 2013 - As part of their commemoration of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD), Eutelsat Communications and MultiChoice Africa announce the return of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards for 2013. The awards inspire innovative thinking among secondary and high school students in Africa, to create awareness on how science and technology...
15 May 2013
Launch success for EUTELSAT 3D by ILS Proton
The EUTELSAT 3D satellite of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) has been successfully launched by a Proton Breeze M rocket supplied by ILS and is now on its way to its operating location at 3° East. Lift-off of the satellite, built by Thales Alenia Space, took place on 14 May at 16.02 GMT (18.02 CET). Following a 9-hour 13-minute flight, Proton released EUTELSAT 3D into...
07 May 2013
EUTELSAT COMMUNICATIONS THIRD QUARTER 2012-2013 REVENUES
Eutelsat Communications (ISIN: FR0010221234 - Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world’s leading satellite operators, today published its financial report for the third quarter and nine months ended 31 March 2013.
06 May 2013
Rawafed Libya for Telecommunications & Technology selects Eutelsat’s KA-SAT to accelerate wireless Internet deployment in Libya
Rawafed Libya signs wholesale agreement with Eutelsat for KA-SAT capacity Rawafed Libya for Telecommunications & Technology, a leading Internet Service Provider in Libya, has sealed a multi-year agreement with Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) for capacity on the KA-SAT satellite to support IP trunking services to its new wireless broadband network in Libya.
18 Apr 2013
Digitürk and Eutelsat partner on Turkey’s first Ultra HD (4K) demonstration channel
Ankara, Paris, 18 April 2013 - Digitürk, Turkey’s leading pay-TV platform has launched a dedicated demonstration 4K channel in partnership with Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world’s leading satellite operators. The ground-breaking broadcast, the first time 4K has been shown in Turkey, helps Digitürk lay the foundations for the next step change in television...
16 Apr 2013
EUTELSAT 3D satellite arrives at the Baikonour Cosmodrome. Readies for ILS Proton launch on May 14
Baikonour, Paris, 16 April 2013 – The EUTELSAT 3D satellite of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) arrived on April 13 at the Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and is now undergoing final preparations for launch by a Proton Breeze M rocket supplied by ILS. Lift-off is planned on May 14 from 16.02 GMT (18.02 CET) with spacecraft separation scheduled to occur after a nine...
08 Apr 2013
Eurochannel picks EUTELSAT 16A to extend reach in sub-Saharan Africa
The range of channels broadcasting across sub-Saharan Africa via the EUTELSAT 16A satellite further increased today with the launch of Eurochannel, the international TV channel dedicated to European films and series. Eurochannel’s selection of EUTELSAT 16A marks the latest step in its international expansion and comes three months after its launch into all Europe via Eutelsat. The...
27 Mar 2013
Dutch broadcaster NOS selects GlobeCast and Eutelsat resources for SNG operations
Paris, March 27, 2013 - GlobeCast and Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced that they have signed a multi-year agreement with NOS, the Dutch broadcasting network, for dedicated capacity on the EUTELSAT 12 West A satellite to meet NOS’s growing requirements for satellite news gathering (SNG). The new contribution network will support NOS’s planned upgrade...
22 Mar 2013
JSC Global Contact Consulting of Georgia selects EUTELSAT 36B for new satellite TV platform
Paris, Tbilisi, 22 March 2013 – JSC Global Contact Consulting, the Georgian media company, today announced it has selected Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) for a new satellite broadcasting platform called Global TV. The company has signed a multi-year lease for capacity on the powerful EUTELSAT 36B satellite, using the widebeam footprint that provides premium coverage...
12 Mar 2013
Eutelsat and OneAccess launch innovative technology for advanced enterprise services on KA-SAT satellite
New generation of performance-enhanced satellite-based VPN services immediately available across entire KA-SAT coverage in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa
11 Mar 2013
Télédiffusion d’Algérie renews business with Eutelsat for nationwide Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) deployment
PR/22/13 Paris, 11 March 2013 - Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and TDA (Télédiffusion d’Algérie), Algeria’s national broadcasting company, today announced a five-year extension of a contract for capacity on the EUTELSAT 5 West A satellite in order to pursue the roll-out of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) across Algeria. The renewal concerns a 36 MHz transponder...
11 Mar 2013
Eutelsat at CabSat Dubai: new space for vibrant broadcast and broadband markets
March 11-14, Dubai World Trade Centre, Hall 1 – stand E1-10 Eutelsat highlights: Satellite TV gathering pace at MENA’s most popular video neighbourhood at 7°/8° West 7/8° West breaks the barrier of 1,000 channels. 50 already in HDTV Two newly launched Eutelsat satellites with first-class connectivity between the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa Four additional satellites to launch...
05 Mar 2013
Eutelsat announces the renewal by Algérie Télécom Satellite of three contracts on EUTELSAT 5 West A satellite
PR/20/13 Paris, 5 March 2013 - Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and Algérie Télécom Satellite, a subsidiary of Algeria’s national telecom operator, today announced the conclusion of three long-term contract renewals. The renewals cover 105 MHz of spectrum on the EUTELSAT 5 West A satellite connected to the satellite’s high-power service area over Algeria and the Sahara...
28 Feb 2013
Statement on use by Eutelsat of German filing at 28.5° East
Paris, 28 February 2013 – Eutelsat and Deutsche Telekom AG have reached a final settlement to the dispute regarding the duration of Eutelsat's right to use a German filing at the 28.5° East orbital position, without prejudice to the parties' respective positions concerning the subject of the dispute. Both parties have consequently agreed that arbitration proceedings initiated in...
25 Feb 2013
MultiChoice Africa steps up capacity on EUTELSAT 36A to expand the DStv platform
Paris, Johannesburg, 25 February 2013 – MultiChoice Africa has signed new multi-year contracts with Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) to boost the offer of its popular DStv pay-TV service. MultiChoice Africa is activating one additional transponder on the EUTELSAT 36A satellite from March, with a second to be activated from May. This takes to 22 the total number of transponders...
21 Feb 2013
Eutelsat and skyDSL GLOBAL sign multiple spotbeam capacity agreement for Eutelsat’s KA-SAT satellite
Paris, Berlin, 21 February, 2013 - skyDSL Global GmbH, a pioneer of satellite Internet services in Europe, today announced at a press conference in Berlin that it is taking deployment of consumer satellite broadband services to a new level. Following 18 months of broadband service delivery through Eutelsat’s KA-SAT satellite, skyDSL has signed a five-year multiple spotbeam capacity...
08 Feb 2013
Eutelsat Communications statement
PR/13/13 Paris, 8 February 2013 – After more than five years as Chief Financial Officer of Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), Catherine Guillouard has decided to move on to take up a new challenge outside the Group. On behalf of Eutelsat, Michel de Rosen thanks Catherine for her significant contribution to its development during a key stage in the Group’s history, and...
08 Feb 2013
Eutelsat and Arianespace sign new multi-year multiple launch services agreement
Paris, 8 February 2013 - Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and Arianespace today announced the signature of a long-term multiple launch services agreement which guarantees launch capacity and flexibility to Eutelsat for its industry-leading expansion programme. The agreement covers up to four launches in the 2016 and 2017 timeframe, with the assignment of each satellite...
07 Feb 2013
EUTELSAT COMMUNICATIONS FIRST HALF 2012-2013 RESULTS IN LINE WITH TARGETS
PR/11/13 Note: This press release contains unaudited condensed consolidated half-year accounts prepared under IFRS which was reviewed by the Audit Committee 5 February 2013 and approved by the Board of Directors of Eutelsat Communications on 7 February 2013. Revenue growth: +5.2% at €633.6 million, including EUTELSAT 172A; +3.3% at constant currency Profitability: EBITDA up...
07 Feb 2013
Ross McInnes appointed to Board of Eutelsat Communications
PR/10/13 Paris, 7 February 2013 - Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced that Ross McInnes has been co-opted to the Board as an independent director. He replaces Olivier Rozenfeld who has resigned his seat after almost three years as an independent director. Ross McInnes will also assume the chairmanship of the Audit Committee that was previously chaired...
31 Jan 2013
New Tooway™ packages from Eutelsat offer consumers Europe’s fastest satellite broadband speeds, unlimited data download and lower pricing
PR/09/13 Paris, 31 January 2013 - Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced a new range of Tooway™ packages delivering the fastest satellite-based consumer broadband speeds in Europe, unlimited data download usage day and night and more competitive pricing. Designed to offer high speed broadband to everyone today, these next generation Tooway™ services will satisfy...
17 Jan 2013
Belgium Satellite Services increases capacity with Eutelsat to boost development of VSAT services in Africa and Middle East
Paris, 17 January 2013 – Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and Belgium Satellite Services (BSS), a leading teleport and satellite communications provider in Europe and Asia, today announced the signature of a new long-term contract for 46 MHz of C-band capacity on the EUTELSAT 10A satellite. The contract reflects BSS’s ambition to step up its activity in Africa and the...
07 Jan 2013
Eutelsat launches Europe’s first dedicated Ultra HD (4K) channel
Paris, 7 January 2013 - As the television and cinema industries accelerate their progression towards Ultra HD (4K), Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced it is launching a dedicated demonstration Ultra HD channel for Europe on the EUTELSAT 10A satellite. The first transmissions of content filmed in 4K will start on January 8. Delivering a resolution of eight...